Tortilla Snowflake Cookies or Decorations

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 10 mins

These look like paper snowflakes, only these are edible. Be careful not to burn them. I haven't made these yet. Adapted from a 2000 issue of Woman's Day magazine.


  1. Preheat oven to 425 F.
  2. Set out baking sheets lined with parchment paper.
  3. Take one tortilla at a time and place between 2 slightly damp paper towels.
  4. Place in the microwave on HIGH for about 20 seconds, just to soften.
  5. Fold tortilla in half, then fold in half again- it should now be a triangle.
  6. Using small very sharp scissors, cut out holes like you would for a paper snowflake- but don't cut on the fold lines or it will fall apart.
  7. Unfold and it will have a pretty design.
  8. Set unfolded snowflake onto the baking sheet and process with the next tortilla, until all are cut.
  9. Brush each side lightly with butter(you may not need it all), bake 5 minutes, then flip over and bake another 3-5 minutes until golden and crisp.
  10. While these are baking, set out a sheet of wax paper on your counter, then top with a wire rack.
  11. Have a sifter ready to fill with the powdered sugar.
  12. As soon as the tortillas come out of the oven, set them on the wire rack and dust with the powdered sugar to coat.
  13. Let cool completely, then dust again right before serving.
  14. If you like, you can tie a ribbon through one of the holes to hang these decoratively.
Most Helpful

What a fun cookie to make. And best of all, there is almost no cleanup required! I used my kitchen shears which aren't the daintiest of scissors but did the job nonetheless. I wasn't sure what to do with the butter so I lightly brushed it on both sides of the snowflakes before baking. I didn't even come close to using the amount of butter called for in the recipe. I also put on some mini chocolate chips after flipping the snowflakes. They went well with the tortilla and powdered sugar. Overall, pretty good taste, extremely easy and a fun activity for kids. Thanks. [Editor's Note:] This recipe has been updated due to this review.

Ducky February 06, 2004

I made these last christmas, they were the easiest cookie ever. I altered a bit. I used x-mas cookie cutters and cut out all sorts of shapes, I also covered the front side with melted chocholate and then sprinkled pwdered sugar over the top. They were a hit at my sons school. The teachers have already requested some more for this year.

jewelsnv December 08, 2008

Oh dear! I made these way back when in December and forgot to review. Used whole wheat tortillas and a cinnamon/ granulated sugar dusting. (I used granulated because the grains are "sparkly" and fit the occasion and only a pinch of cinnamon.) I'm thinking next time I might dye the sugar Christmas colors, too. So pretty and a cinch to make in no time flat. Thanks HF! cg ;)

COOKGIRl June 08, 2005